BYU Football: Did you know? (Size of Opponents' Stadiums)

As noted in the flashback yesterday, when the Brigham Young Coguars expanded their stadium in 1982, it was larger than most college football stadiums, including the stadiums used by Notre Dame, Alabama, and Florida State. For many of BYU's opponents, the 65,000 seat stadium was the largest they would play in that year.

Did you know that the first two seasons following the expansion 65,000 seat Cougar Stadium was not the biggest stadium that BYU played in?
In 1982, BYU took a trip to Athens, Georgia to play the Georgia Bulldogs in the 82,221 seat Sanford Stadium. The actual attendance was 80,207.

In 1983, BYU played UCLA in the Rose Bowl, capacity 100,594. However, only 50,044 people attended.

It wasn't until 1984 that the biggest stadium that BYU played in was its home stadium.

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  1. I thought this post would be about how large BYU's 2012 Opponents' Stadiums are.

    But this info is interesting too.

    1. Jon,

      I will get the 2012 info. for you and include it as part of tomorrow's mailbag.


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